7′ 11″ H x 2′ 6″ W x 2′ 8″ D
This sculpture with its intricate twists and turns is very technically challenging to weld, but Gregg, my first assistant not only mastered it, he perfected it! As such, it bears his initial.
This sculpture makes a very strong statement when placed in a waterfront location. It is finished in one of my favorite flip-flop patterns. It shimmers in the light and really adds fluidity and inrigue to the piece.
We were thrilled to have it chosen to be placed at the beginning of the Newburyport MA Rail Trail. The central location they chose for us determined that the piece needed to be even more majestic, thus we went with a 16-foot version of the original sculpture. This G-Swirl could be described as my show-boat piece.
The installation of the 16-foot sculpture in Newburyport was for me as much of an art form as designing, building, and finishing the sculpture was. We had both height and width limitations due to the fact that we could only access the site by going under a highway overpass with very low hanging pipes, then we had a large incline with newly planted landscape to maneuver around, to top it offwe had to erect the 16-foot, 2,000-pound sculpture without a crane, just a forklift….needless to say it made for a fun afternoon!